A mother brutally beat her seven-year-old son to death with a stick then set his body on fire because he was struggling to commit passages from the Koran to memory, a court was told.
32, is alleged to have beaten Yaseen Ali 'like a dog' for failing to
recite passages from the religious text, before burning his body at the
family home in Cardiff to try and cover up what she had done.
youngster's death was initially believed to be a tragic accident
following the blaze at the house in Pontcanna, until a post-mortem
examination revealed Yaseen had died before the fire broke out, Cardiff
Crown Court heard.